Guidelines for Eligible Citizen/Noncitizen Documentation

Summary Chart of Acceptable INS Documentation

Citizen Not Born in United States

Certificate of Citizenship must have student's name and application number, certificate number and the date the certificate was issued.
Certificate of Naturalization must have student's name and petition number, certificate number, alien registration number, name of the court and date where naturalization occurred.
Certificate of Birth Abroad form FS-545, DS-1350, or FS-240, Report of Birth Abroad must have embossed seal specifying "United States of America" and "State Department."
U.S. Passport

Noncitizen National

U.S. Passport must be stamped "Noncitizen National."

Permanent Resident

Alien Registration Receipt Card form I-151, I-551, or I-551C; I-551C must have a currently valid expiration date.
Passport must be stamped "Processed for I-551" with expiration date.
I-94 must be stamped "Processed for I-551" with expiration date, or "Temporary Form I-551," appropriate information filled in.
Other Eligible Citizen
Temporary Resident Card form I-688 must have expiration date.
Arrival-Departure Record form I-94 must be stamped as a Refugee, Asylum Status, Conditional Entrant (before April 1, 1980), Parolee or Cuban-Haitian Entrant.
Family Unity Status form I-797 approved "Application for Voluntary Departure Under Family Unity Program." Must also have I-797 with approved "Visa Petition for Spouse" or "Immigrant Petition for Relative."

 

Note: You must submit the original of the document(s) listed above. Copies can not be accepted. If you are unable to present the documentation to our office in person, you may mail the original document to us.  We will then make an annoted copy for our files and return the original document to you. 

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Graduate: 5680

Announcements

Aid for Part-Time Study funding has become available again for the 2014 spring term, which falls within the 2013-2014 academic year. You must apply for APTS for 2013-2014 in order to receive a 2014 spring award.

The priority deadline to apply for financial aid for 2014-2015 is April 1, 2014.